Peregrine watching at the library

Celebrate urban wildlife from Birmingham’s iconic vantage point.

This Saturday, The Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country will be putting on their second peregrine and urban wildlife watching day at the Library of Birmingham.

It promises to be a great day learning about local wildlife including the fastest birds in the world, who are thriving in our cities and nest successfully on the BT Tower, which can be seen perfectly from the library. At the first event in September, the pair of peregrines delighted visitors with frequent flights from their lofty perch and there were also kids’ activities, a quiz, wildlife displays and staff and volunteers explaining about other aspects of urban wildlife to the public.

Peter Shirley, Chair of The Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country will be at the event and said: “I am thoroughly looking forward to this opportunity to observe how wildlife can thrive throughout the urban environment and also to talk to people about what we can do to provide better places that benefit both people and wildlife.

“The Library of Birmingham is an iconic building which includes some wildlife-friendly features built into it, but it also provides a great viewing platform to take in the urban landscape and think about how we interact with our environment. It’s great that this library provides learning experiences not only through the books that people can borrow, but from events like this, too.”

The Wildlife Trust invites everyone along to take part in this day of urban wildlife watching from 10:30am to 3:30pm on the 7th floor of the library. Binoculars and spotting scopes will be available along with expert help in spotting different types of birds.